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Everyone Goes Home in the Wildland program is introduced

Everyone Goes Home in the Wildland program is introduced 13 Septiembre 2018 Published by https://wildfiretoday.com/ USA – The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) is announcing a new initiative directed toward wildland firefighters. Today with the support of the Wildland Firefighter Foundation (WFF), they are introducing the Everyone Goes Home in the Wildland program. It is an […]

Thumbs up: A career path for inmate firefighters

Thumbs up: A career path for inmate firefighters 13 September 2018 Published by https://www.pressdemocrat.com/ USA – In the fight against a wildfire, prison inmates perform some of the most physically demanding front-line work. They clear brush and trees with hand tools, often working in steep terrain, to help cut breaks to stop fires from spreading. At […]

A million homes are planned for California wildfire hot spots

A million homes are planned for California wildfire hot spots 13 September 2018 Published by https://www.bendbulletin.com/ USA – Diablo Grande is one of several growing communities in California’s Central Valley and Sierra Nevada foothills facing a severe risk of wildfire. More than 380,000 people between Redding and Bakersfield live in areas that state and local officials […]

Supporting vulnerable fruit producers after bushfires in the Syrian Arab Republic

Supporting vulnerable fruit producers after bushfires in the Syrian Arab Republic 13 Septiembre 2018 Published by https://reliefweb.int/   SYRIA – “It was devastating. All my trees were burned within the blink of an eye,” said Jassem Kafra, 45, an olive farmer from Lattakia governorate. Jassem is one of 4 000 fruit producers who was affected when […]

90 people fight the forest fire in San José

90 people fight the forest fire in San José 13 September 2018 Published by https://www.eldeber.com.bo/ English version of the news. Note: the news has been translated by Google translator. Original version in the link provided. BOLIVIA – Two fires of magnitude that threatened the Santa Cruz la Vieja protected area and the Kaa Iya National Park, […]

German forest standoff: Police clear protester tree homes

German forest standoff: Police clear protester tree homes 13 September 2018 Published by https://www.fireengineering.com/ GERMANY – KERPEN, Germany (AP) — German police forcibly removed protesters from tree houses Thursday as they sought to free the way for parts of an ancient forest to be cleared next month for new coal strip mining. Police were hoisted on […]

Forest Service science improving fire weather prediction

Forest Service science improving fire weather prediction 12 September 2018 Published by https://phys.org/ USA – The weather plays a significant role in how a wildfire grows, how fast it spreads, and how dangerous it can become for firefighters, but few tools exist to help fire managers anticipate days when weather conditions will have the greatest potential […]

Firefighters Cope As Climate Change Radically Changes Their Jobs

Firefighters Cope As Climate Change Radically Changes Their Jobs 12 September 2018 Published by https://www.huffingtonpost.com/ USA – The conditions in the area around Redding, California, were ripe for disaster on July 26. The Carr fire was already raging into its fourth day, and the temperature soared above 110 degrees Fahrenheit. The humidity dipped to just 7 […]

Man Sentenced to Five Years in Jail After Starting Fire at Joshua Tree

Man Sentenced to Five Years in Jail After Starting Fire at Joshua Tree 11 September 2018 Published by https://www.theepochtimes.com/ USA – The man who started the fire at Joshua Tree National Park in California was sentenced to five years in jail. U.S. District Judge Manuel Real sentenced 26-year-old George William Graham to the maximum term […]